Not sure I’m ready for 2012. Heck, not even sure I’m ready for Christmas yet. I didn’t get to bake all of my favorite cookies this year, the easiest curd stollen is on my todo-list for tomorrow (yes, there is still time to bake this tasty stollen for Christmas – so really no excuse here!) and two presents are still waiting to be bought.
Just yesterday I forgot we already have December. I guess I’m living in denial here, but winter season is just not for me. I’m so not a snow (slush) person, I freeze easily and the hot water bottle is my best friend during the upcoming cold months. Not to mention the whole Christmas shopping frenzy. Thank god some aspects make it all worthwhile, especially on the food end!
Picture yourself on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Both laundry and shopping for the weekend are done, lunch was merely a quick snack at the market and the dinner invitation from your friends is still many hours away. You crave … something. Something sweet. Something that doesn’t involve additional shopping or much work. Well, if that’s so, I either turn to my grandma’s sponge cake roll or my friend Sherry‘s galette.
My favorite part of having written two cookbooks? Readers’ emails, hands down. In these hectic times where people rarely take the time to tell others how much they appreciate their work, readers’ emails are THE BEST. For several reasons. On the one hand it’s a great way to find out which recipes your readers are most excited about and on the other hand – and more importantly – it warms my heart to read their personal stories around my recipes.
Have you ever felt stalked by a recipe? Ok, if that sounds exaggerated or too harsh, have you ever felt that a certain recipe out of the blue enters your life and then keeps showing up all over the place, while browsing food blogs, reading cookbooks, at restaurants?